Toyota chose Tommi Mäkinen as team manager for the WRC championship from the 2017 season will compete with Toyota Yaris and drivers have not yet been announced
T Gazoo Racing Toyota announced that four times World Champion Tommi Mäkinen WRC be the team manager for the championship returns to 2017. Toyota the category for the first time since 1999 and 2017 Yaris will compete with two WRC. [1.99901 million]
The legend Tommi Mäkinen lead the destinies of Toyota WRC team.
The former pilot has extensive experience in rally, after 18-year career which earned 28 victories until his retirement occurred in 2003. Working with him will be the president of Toyota Akio Toyoda , who will assume the role of team president. But Toyoda Mäkinen not only expected to help the team in their campaign in the WRC, but also hopes that knowledge can be transferred to the products of mass production of the brand .
Like its main rivals, the Yaris WRC will be driven by an turbocharged -block four-cylinder 1.6 liter , which produces about 300 hp at 6500 rpm, a system of four-wheel drive and six-speed sequential transmission. mechanical Complete with brake discs of 300 mm for gravel surfaces and 355 millimeters on the road. [1.99901 million]
But not until the 2017 season to see if Toyota can be measured against the successful Citroën DS3 WRC or Volkswagen Polo R WRC . While there have been announced, including the likely drivers are currently involved in vehicle development program Stephane Sarrazin, Eric Camilli, Teemu Suninen and Sebastian Lindholm .